What is dpfserv.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the dpfserv.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Dpfserv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dpfserv
Dpfserv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Duden Korrektor für belongs to software Duden Korrektor für or Duden Korrektor für by Bibliographisches Institut & F. A. Brockhaus AG (

Description: Dpfserv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file dpfserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 294,912 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The dpfserv.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with dpfserv.exe, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dpfserv.exe. Therefore, you should check the dpfserv.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

installed with Duden Korrektor, when disabeld the tool does work anymore, spy?
Wurde mit dem Korrektor Duden installiert. Verbraucht viel RAM. SPY?

Summary: Average user rating of dpfserv.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving dpfserv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dpfserv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dpfserv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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